There’s trouble right here in Berry City [Peter Mitham]


Seed saving plan will reduce dependence  [David Schmidt]


CHILLIWACK - One of the biggest problems facing small, local farmers is not weather nor weeds; it is access to seeds.

ABBOTSFORD prides itself on being a city in the country but lurking within the heart of its farmland, behind windbreaks and old barn doors, are evils so banal that no one notices them.


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Land reserve limits foreign impact on farmland [Peter Mitham]


DELTA – The province’s move to tax residential property purchases by foreign nationals has sparked debate among agriculture land advocates for greater scrutiny of farmland acquisitions.

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Vol.102 Issue 10
SEPTEMBER 2016

Roost Farm Centre offers field to loaf experience [Tamara Leigh]


NORTH SAANICH – There aren’t many bakeries that can claim to grow their own grain, nor farms that grow, mill and bake it, but the Roost Farm Centre in North Saanich does it all.

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COUNTRY WAYS

Predator loss is a major and growing issue  [Bob Collins]


On a late July evening, Alberni Valley resident Gordon Thomson was surprised to see a full grown cougar laying on his front yard 20 feet from his living room window.

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BACK FORTY

Bring on the good news


“O Wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being,” runs the old poem. “O Wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”


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EDITORIAL

Farmers getting raw deal from energy board  [David Schmidt]


ABBOTSFORD - The proposed twinning of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline (TMEP) is a “burden without a benefit,” says Brian Kingman, secretary-treasurer of the Collaborative Group of Landowners Affected by Pipelines Association (CGLAP).

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Produce of summer [Judie Steeves]


There’s nothing quite like the flavours of lovely, fresh, local fruits and vegetables in the middle of summer, when so much has reached its peak of maturity—all at once.

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Vol.102 Issue 7
JULY 2016

Beef producers pitched new marketing option  [Tom Walker]


VERNON – A couple of cattle industry veterans are stepping in to fill the void left by the recent decision by Armstrong-based Valley Auction to eliminate cattle sale

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Province, industry unite over on-farm weddings [David Schmidt]


DELTA - Agritourism operators will again be allowed to host a limited number of weddings on their farms provided a number of conditions are met.

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